Neston Sports

Under 9's

Junior Cricket at the Neston Club

Your son or daughter does not have to have attended All Sports Stars here at Neston, he or she is very welcome to join and start playing Cricket at any age. The same for you adults as well, you are very welcome whatever age or ability anytime.

All junior cricket group coaching is free and there are no junior cricket match fees here at Neston your child’s membership covers everything (he/she must join the Neston Club for the whole of the membership year April 2024 to March 2025. )*

Two steps to start playing u9s cricket here at Neston

Please register your child for U9s cricket here

and then please sign up your child for Neston Club membership here. *

A bit more info

Under 9s - Cricket - Age 6 to 9 (School Year 2, 3 and 4) – Softball

Free Coaching – Friday 5pm to 6pm 12th April to 19th July 2024

The Club’s training sessions are supervised by our trained coaches, assisted by parent volunteers. Initially, the focus is on the basic skills of the game, i.e. hitting, bowling, throwing, catching and stopping the ball. As the children become more proficient, they play mini games where they can practice executing the skills they have learned. The emphasis is on the children having fun and developing a passion for the sport. Generally speaking, we have children of the same age training together, but, as the age groups are sometimes quite large, we do seek to have players of similar ability training together as this offers the best cricket development opportunity for all.

There are two U9s mixed gender league teams playing in the Wirral junior league on Sunday mornings, and we are looking at running a friendly mixed gender team subject to parental support.

The development of Girls cricket is a strategic priority for the Club, and we have a fantastic cohort of young U9 girls but we really keen for more girls to join us. We are also currently looking at the possibility of running a girls side in a Cheshire girls league.

Last year we piloted an interclub U9 softball 100 competition with 4 squads of 12 players taking part. It was highly enjoyable and very successful, giving all our u9s a chance to play in competitive matches. We are planning to develop this further this year and give even more children chances to play cricket matches.

Still got some questions? No problem just drop an email to

Additional 1 to 1 cricket coaching sessions are also available please contact our Head Cricket Coach Brad Donelan for further details on 07757 553656

* When your child joins the Neston Club you are committing to a 12-month membership for your son/daughter, for which they receive the free coaching detailed above. Payment is either a one-off payment to cover the membership year or 12 equal monthly payments, which must be honoured until the end of the 12 months membership.

More than just Cricket...

Your child’s membership includes access to all our other sports (hockey, squash/racketball & tennis) not just cricket. For one membership they also get the following opportunities

Tennis - Age 6 to 9 (School Year 2, 3 and 4)

Free Coaching – Friday 6pm to 7pm 12th April to 19th July 2024

Additional group and 1 to 1 tennis coaching sessions are also available ({extra charges apply) please contact our Head Tennis Coach Chris White for further details on 07947 491374

Hockey – Age 6 to 10 (School Year 2,3, 4, and 5)

Free Coaching and competitive matches at u8 and u10 levels- Sept 24 to March 25. Friday nights dates & times tbc.

Additional info from Emma Nokes our Sports Development Officer at or 0151 336 4199.

Squash/Racketball Age 5 to 9 (School Year 1 to 5)

4 Week Free Coaching – to be scheduled in late 2024/early 2025.

Additional group and 1 to 1 squash coaching sessions are also available (additional charges apply) please contact or Head Squash Coach Andrew Evans for further details on 07796 177197.

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